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Consequences of Abusing Exalgo

The physical consequences of Exalgo abuse can be lethal. Taking high doses of a narcotic, especially if you are not accustomed to it, can result in breathing problems, extreme drowsiness, coma, and even death.
The risk of overdose is especially high with Exalgo, as many common methods of drug abuse cause the long-acting tablets to release too much hydromorphone too quickly. This can happen if the extended-release tablets are crushed, chewed, snorted, dissolved, or injected. Any of these methods could easily lead to a lethal overdose.
In addition, a lethal overdose can occur from a normal dosage of Exalgo (taken by mouth) if an individual is unaccustomed to the effects of opioids (this medication is intended only for use in people who are accustomed to opioids).
The emotional and social consequences of abusing Exalgo can be equally devastating. Relationships and careers can be destroyed, and years of hard work can be ruined in a short period.

Where to Get Help

Your healthcare provider is a great place to start when searching for help for Exalgo abuse or addiction. He or she will be able to help you deal with this abuse or may recommend other resources for you.
Depending on the situation, the first step in treating Exalgo addiction may be to slowly decrease the dose and attempt to treat withdrawal symptoms (see Exalgo Withdrawal). This process of detoxification could then be followed with one of many behavioral therapies. Contingency management, for example, improves treatment outcomes by enabling people to earn vouchers for drug-free urine tests; the vouchers can be exchanged for items that promote healthy living.
Cognitive behavioral therapies, which teach people skills to recognize risky situations, avoid drug use, and cope more effectively with problems, are proving beneficial. Recovery support groups may also be effective in conjunction with behavioral therapy.
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